We apologize for the lack of photos in this post. As stated earlier, Mataya is a bit under the weather and is rather uncooperative with anything that involves not being held by mom. Doctor thinks it is just a virus, so we are hoping it passes on quickly.
M(ataya): Not that great mom. I just want you to hold me all the time.
Mom: But what about when you do feel good Mataya? Then what do you like to do?
M: I like to move. I am very good at crawling and I like to pull myself up to stand by things so I can reach all of the toys that Joash does not want me to get.
Mom: That drives him nuts! What about eating?
Mom: How about talking?
M: I have lots to say Mom? I am so glad you know when I am saying "Mama," "Dada" and "Brother." I like to throw out a"tractor" or "yogurt" every once and a while just to keep you on your toes.
Mom: What things do you like to play with?
M: I like books, especially ones that make noise or have things to feel in them. I also like buckets. I really like it when you put a pile of stuff on one side of me and an empty bucket on the other side, so I can fill it up.
Mom: Well you certainly are growing up, Mataya. I can't wait to see what the next year brings.